Even though it’s still the weekend in most regions of the world, it doesn’t mean we’re short on Nexus- and Android 4.2-related rumors and reports. Just yesterday we saw potential new Android 4.2 features so now it’s time to look at some exciting Nexus news.
After countless rumors and no official word from Google, it appears that the 32GB Nexus 7 is now a reality. It appears that the device is now currently in stock at Staples. They are not yet on sale though and there is no indication when they will be. The reason Google has stayed so quiet about the upgraded memory capacity is undoubtedly due to the Android event scheduled for October 29th, where we will mostly like receive an official announcement.
So Google’s poorly leaked / released financial results for the third quarter of the year caused quite a commotion today, with Google shares dropping almost 10% when news broke out that Google has missed estimated earnings for Q3 2012.
Evidence pointing to a 32GB variant of Google Nexus 7 tablet is in the works is piling up. But in case you need more solid proof that the Jelly Bean tablet will receive a bumped up storage, though minus the extra cost, we got that covered.
The biggest threats to Android tablets are almost here: the Microsoft Surface is already available for pre-order while the iPad mini will be official in just a few days. Is Google ready to respond to this increasing competition in the tablet market?
At this point in time we have seen countless mentions of a 32GB Nexus 7 tablet. And well, it looks like we now have another. This latest mention comes courtesy of Staples, who have recently listed the tablet on the Advantage (business users) site.
Carphone Warehouse says it has sold more Nexus 7 tablets than any other Android tablet in its history. It is no surprise that the device has been selling in such numbers due to its very attractive price point. It seems users would much rather buy a smaller cheaper tablet, than a larger and more expensive one like the Transformer Prime and the Galaxy Tab.
Considering the leaks and rumors we’ve seen lately, it’s no secret anymore that Google plans to release a 32GB Nexus 7 version at some point in the coming weeks/months.
Following the release of Android 4.1.2 JZ054K factory images for the Nexus 7, as well as for the “takju” and “yakju” variant of Galaxy Nexus a few days ago, Google has posted the factory image for the updated pure Jelly Bean firmware for the “soju” variant of the Nexus S. The Nexus Q also gets its first factory image released.
As we get closer to Christmas, we’re going to see a bunch of interesting new gadgets in stores including new tablets. Of those, we expect the 32GB Nexus 7, the iPad mini and the Microsoft Surface to be soon launched.